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US women look for soccer gold against Japan

LONDON — So if it’s not about revenge, it’s at least about redemption. More than a year later, the stinging loss to Japan on penalty kicks in last year’s World Cup lingers for Abby Wambach.

“I’m still heartbroken about losing the World Cup in the way we did,’’ said the US women’s soccer forward, whose team gets its coveted rematch Thursday night at Wembley Stadium, this time with gold on the line. “If we can be standing at the top of the podium at the end of this tournament, that would be one of the most relieving feelings, knowing that we are the best. ‘’

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